- 8 years ago
I am in the process of trying to pick a date, here is my dilemma, my church is the most important part of my wedding to me and my fiance. Currently it is under construction, not the santcuary, just the office building behind it and 1 of the parking lots, so that part looks a mess, bulldozer’s, building supplies, ugly temporary fencing, mud….and now 2 feet of snow!!
Anyway, I want to plan for Fall 2011 – the sanctuary is scheduled for some construction starting in July and closed from July 1 – October 8 – so no weddings..they are replacing an elevator, adding a wheel chair ramp and redoing the sound system and enitre front of the church (pulpit/choir area, etc) and if money permits the carpets…….October 15 is risky with delays in construction, so my pastor said if I can please wait until the 29th, which I am fine with the reception hall is avail as well as my photographer and that is all great……here is the bad part……now the church is telling me that with more delays because of snow, weather, money that they cannot guarantee that the church will be ready to go by the 29th so would I be OK with waiting for Spring 2012?……I don’t mind the Spring, its just that it is 15 months away and my concern is that I am older and so is my fiance. We lived together for 8 years before we got engaged and were not planning on along engagement, due to the fact that we want to have children within the next 2 years. (I am 33 and he is 40).
Bee’s please help – would you risk the construction and do it on October 29 or November 5??? (i don’t want it to be so cold I live in PA and I wanted the fall leaves outside in our pics) or would you wait the extra 6 months to be safe with the construction and do it in April.
One more thing, I have 2 family members coming in from Florida, 5 from Illinois and 2 from Montana possibly – so April would give them more time to plan……….although honestly if all of them could not make either date I would understand and be OK with that.
Please let me know if you would go with 10-29-11, 11-5-11 or wait until April with Easter it would be either 4-21-12 or 4-28-12. Thanks. (April 2011 is way to soon for me!!)